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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 21, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

It's not clear to me who's releasing this. If not GDP, then presumably the CD won't be HDCD. Oh well.

http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Festival-North-West-England/dp/B003H3D25C

Pre-release signed copies here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Grateful-Dead-Hollywood-Festival-UK-1970-DVD-and-CD-set_W0QQitemZ110522341502QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Music_Other_Music_Formats_ET?hash=item19bba5187e

Some explanation from the ebay listing:

A beautiful DVD and CD boxed set of the Grateful deads first visit to the UK in 1970- here is your chance to buy a pre release version with a note signed by the directors producers of the project

The DVD: It’s some grainy bits of film (filmed in the main by an acid spiked crew) of one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the English rock counterculture and festivals. The Grateful Dead come to England in 1970 for their first ever concert and it’s in the open air at a festival near Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, North West England. It’s one of the only times in England when Pigpen was on absolutely top form and he takes a lot of the vocal leads stood up behind his organ. There were plans to film and audio record everyone on the bill for the whole festival weekend but someone travelling with the Grateful Dead’s entourage gave acid to most people working on the film and sound recordings. Fortunately the whole of the Grateful Dead’s set was recorded on audio and around five song’s worth of band and crowd footage was filmed during their set by the acid tripping film crew. Also filmed were short sections of Free, Family, Screaming Lord Sutch, John Peel and Radha Krishna Temple

DVD contains 5 numbers from the Grateful Dead, one number each from Free, Family, Screaming Lord Sutch, plus Radha Krishna Temple and extensive crowd footage and stills

The CD contains 12 numbers from the festival live from the Grateful Dead not in the DVD

...all packed with beautiful artwork capturing the spirit of that era.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 21, 2010 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

As Jgl would say "oooooohooooohhhooooo!"

Early era FILM!?

Sound is secondary, frankly!

Can't wait...anyone know more? Not that you didn't cover most everything, Lou!

Thanks!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 21, 2010 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Another link, from the publisher itself I guess:

http://www.redeyeusa.com/artist/14038/albums/DVD-OZIT-10/

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 21, 2010 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Ah--great! Thanks so much Lou! I have always lamented the lack of film footage (Fest Exp being a GREAT exception) for my early era, and though the kids bought me one or two of the late 80s shows that are "movies", they, at least for me, ahem, are not entirely satisfactory. As I have often rambled on about here, I think it is so "special" to "see" bands playing; esp when well done, the shots of individuals during solos, singing, and even just when playing in the "background" (eg, Phil's handwork during some of the songs on FestExp) is always interesting, IMHO.

[Ironically, between the famed "AlbHall68" show, and "LiveFreshCream", etc., I have a handful of film on my current obsession, CREAM, though of course, they played FAR fewer shows and for FAR shorter a time period than our beloved Boys did...Even have film on BlFaith at HydPark...]

Great to know this is coming down the line!

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Apr 21, 2010 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Posted 17th March 2010:-


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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: March 17, 2010 02:52:20pm
Forum: Grateful Dead Subject: Next Commercial Release ......
After going on and on and on about the "Bickershaw" (72) festival, it now seems that it's not the Bickershaw festival but the Hollywood (UK) festival:-

Grateful Dead - Hollywood Music Festival (CD/DVD)
Our price: £19.99
Release Date: 17 Apr 2010
Catalogue No:
Label: Ozit
Format: CD (two)
Volumes: 1

This item is due to be released on 17 Apr 2010 and will be dispatched when we receive stock.


Description
May 24th. 1970. Contains rare archive footage of The Dead's first UK performance in the UK. Plus short clips of Free, Family, Screaming Lord Sutch, Radha Krishna Temple and John Peel. The CD contains 12 Grateful Dead Audio tracks. Released in April for £19.99


Attachment: Hollywood_Music_Festival.htm

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 21, 2010 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Yes, that's how I first heard about it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 21, 2010 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Ah, well then--thanks to you as well, Tide Water! Somehow missed that one!

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Poster: mickmac Date: Apr 21, 2010 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

My big brother Joey and I attended the Blind Faith Hyde Park show. My father was USAF and we were stationed at Alconbury. He was a a junior and me a freshman in high school. He organized a bus trip.What a day.Right up front!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 21, 2010 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Very cool! I think you'd mentioned it to me once before come to think of it--when I visited HPk a few yrs back I could easily recognize the spots, at least some, shown in the film it seemed to me...great chestnut trees if I recall.

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 22, 2010 12:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

I was also at this show (I went to most of these Hyde Park gigs). The lurid Festival site also has a report http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/hyde-park-6-7-69.html I must have been one of the many members of the audience who didn't hear Donovan - I'd forgotten he played that day.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 22, 2010 6:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

hi snori nice to see you keeping the uk end up we must have rubbed shoulders at the cockpit a few times this is the one i vaguely remember was smoking not tripping

http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/hyde-park-9-20-69.html

i had the great good fortune to be present at hollywood in body if not in mind i thought everybody was tripping that day

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-24.sbd.hanno.6481.sbeok.shnf

ps kind regards to all who grace this place

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 22, 2010 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Hi Jerrob,
Nice to see you popping up again. Yes I was at that show, but I left while Soft Machine were playing. I don't know what it was about them, but they always bored me, whereas I thought the Floyd really rocked. Loved the Broughtons and the Deviants. When Farren left the Deviants and they became the Pink Fairies my friends and I made a point of seeing them, Hawkwind, and the rest of that Portobello crowd whenever we could.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 22, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

If you knew the Portobello crowd, then u & i probably crossed paths at All Saints Hall, Porchester Hall, under the Westway? remember Quintessence? Nick Drake?

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 22, 2010 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Don't remember that Hall, but saw bands playing most Saturday afternoons underneath the motorway that crossed over Portobello Road. Def saw Quintessence, Skin Alley, Gentle Giant, just about everyone who played the Free Festivals and Greasy Truckers gigs. Happy, happy days.

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 21, 2010 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Some pictures and info on the Festival http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/Holly-dead.70.html

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 21, 2010 4:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

Thanks--very cool site. The designer seems never to have met a garish color he didn't like.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 22, 2010 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hollywood Festival 1970 CD/DVD release

any idea of how much video there actually is? I dont care if its grainy or not, it's vintage! I'm still disappointed about finding out that there was no actual playing on that Bickershaw one. And of course I almost crapped when I found out there's actual video of that 6-21-71 France gig. Wish to hell they'd release that.